High Aluminum Levels Contaminate Brains of Autistic Children
Published on February 14, 2020

High Aluminum Levels Contaminate Brains of Autistic Children

Study Underscores Need for More Research to Determine Whether Vaccines Are the Source

https://www.westonaprice.org/high-aluminum-levels-contaminate-brains-of-autistic-children/ Washington, DC—June 4, 2019 — High concentrations of aluminum characterize the brains of autistic children, according to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.[1]

Researchers from Keele University in the U.K. examined brain tissue from deceased individuals with a diagnosis of autism, finding some of the highest values for aluminum in human brain tissue yet recorded. The research investigated brain tissue from ten donors, representing all donors available at the Autism Brain Bank, and a standout observation was the location of aluminum in primarily inflammatory, non-neuronal cells with evidence of these cells moving from blood and lymph into brain tissue.

Sources of ingested aluminum include infant formula, foods in aluminum packaging, and foods cooked in aluminum pans or foil. However, in general less than 1 percent of dietary aluminum is absorbed.[2]  A highly probable source of aluminum in the brains of autistic children is vaccines. A fully vaccinated child receives almost 5,000 mcg aluminum by 18 months of age.[3] The amount of aluminum in the eight doses given at the two-month baby check-up is 1,225 mcg.[3] By contrast, the maximum allowable aluminum per day for intravenous feeding in children is 25 mcg.

U.S. vaccines containing one or more types of aluminum include diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (ST, DTAP, Td, Tdap); influenza type b (Hib); hepatitis (A and B, A/B); the meningococcal and pneumococcal vaccines; and human papillomavirus (HPV). All of these vaccines are on the CDC vaccine schedule. Babies routinely receive the hepatitis B vaccination on the first day of life.

Aluminum compounds in vaccines include aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, “aluminum salts,” amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate (AAHS), and potassium aluminum sulfate.[4] Merck’s proprietary AAHS adjuvant (added to the Gardasil Hib and Hepatitis A and B vaccines) was not safety tested and is among the components blamed for the adverse reactions to the Gardasil[5] as well as hepatitis vaccines.

“Government assurances that vaccines don’t cause autism cannot hold up to this new discovery,” says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. “Parents are right to hesitate before injecting neuro-toxic aluminum into their children.”

One of the unique risks associated with aluminum adjuvants is an extreme autoimmune or inflammatory response. Israeli immunologist, Yehuda Schoenfeld, and his colleagues dubbed this condition, “autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants” (ASIA) and it can now be tracked in medical databases. The symptoms of ASIA include chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, sleep disturbances, cognitive impairment and skin rashes.[6]

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[1] Mold M, Umar D, King A, Exley C. Aluminium in brain tissue in autism. J Trace Elem Med Biol 2018;46:76-82. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763.

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11259180.

[3] https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/vaccinations/aluminum-in-vaccines-what-everyone-needs-to-know/.

[4] “Vaccine excipient and media summary. Excipients included in U.S. vaccines, by vaccine.” https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/b/excipient-table-2.pdf.

[5] Redwood L. Court hears Gardasil science and moves forward. Children’s Health Defense, Jan. 29, 2019. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/court-hears-gardasil-science-and-moves-forward/.

[6] McGovern C. Poisoned in slow motion. What Doctors Don’t Tell You 2018;3(7). https://www.wddty.com/magazine/2018/september/poisoned-in-slow-motion.html.

Peggy Kushuba

Peggy Kushuba

Natural Health Educator

I am a woman of faith. I am here because of that faith. I won’t preach, but I will speak that faith through what I do. Everything I do runs through that filter of faith.

I believe in what I do. The more I learn, the more I know that this is powerful and true. The other day I was “listening” and I heard “Be a voice in the wilderness. Prepare the way of the Lord”.

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